Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
Peshawar school attack: When will the majority of Pakistanis stand up to those who think it is OK to kill 130 children?
18 December 2014 05:56 PM
Ninety per cent of the population are Muslims – not Islamists, but violent intimidation is a frighteningly powerful force
Peshawar school attack: As the Taliban release pictures of the gunmen responsible, Pakistan takes a new approach to terrorism
17 December 2014 07:40 PM
PM Nawaz Sharif announces united front across political parties after attack that killed 148. Peter Popham discovers the terrible human costs and analyses the hopes for progress
11 December 2014 06:02 PM
In 150 years of colonial rule, this speck of south China learnt to embrace the European values that the British brought with them
Wynn Chamberlain: Painter, film director and novelist who was at the heart of New York's artistic scene of the 1950s and 60s
08 December 2014 06:47 PM
Wynn Chamberlain was a widely collected modernist artist, experimental theatre producer, film director and novelist, who thrived at the heart of Manhattan's dynamic cultural scene in the 1960s then gave it all up to move with his young family to India and immerse himself in Hindu spirituality.
27 November 2014 05:50 PM
There is no more ferociously divisive figure in Indian public life than Arundhati Roy
20 November 2014 07:30 PM
The two nations’ navies have already conducted exercises together
18 November 2014 07:21 PM
Pyongyang goes into diplomatic overdrive as UN General Assembly votes to refer the Communist state to the ICC for prosecution
16 November 2014 12:00 AM
13 November 2014 05:56 PM
The Chinese might be willing to negotiate on reducing pollution, but on becoming more democratic they remain unmoved
06 November 2014 07:06 PM
Having implemented big reforms that gained worldwide applause, the state has been stealthily regaining control by the back door
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
- 1 Germanwings crash: Captain of doomed plane was only 'on board because he changed job to spend more time with his children'
- 2 Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 Germanwings crash: 'Andreas Lubitz planned to marry pregnant girlfriend', claims German report
- 5 Germanwings plane crash: Transcript reveals passengers 'screamed for over five minutes' before plane crashed into mountain